Hilla Becher (Self)Andreas Gursky (Self)Werner Spies (Self)
Andreas Gursky (born 1955) is one of the foremost contemporary photographers. The film team accompanied him for two years during the creation of his work » Hamm, Bergwerk Ost «. From the first viewings of the motive to actually taking the photographs and then digitally processing the final image, the film traces the course of the photograph to its final destination in the collection of the Ukrainian collector Victor Pinchuk. In an amenable and open manner, Gursky himself, along with experts and mentors such as Werner Spies and Hilla Becher, introduces us to the technical and aesthetic approach to his art.